Recently, IPA has evaluated two security programs with urban governments: one on the impacts of intensive municipal governance and community organization on gang governance in Medellín, and another on the effects of concentrated policing and municipal clean-ups in Bogotá. These evaluations are part of IPA Colombia's ongoing co-creation of evidence and capacity building for rigorous research with decision-makers.

 

Meanwhile, beginning in 2016, an embedded IPA and J-PAL policy team created a repository of evaluations commissioned by the Colombian government, ranked the evaluations according to rigor, conducted a capacity-building course for 11 government entities (including the Ministries of Education, Health, Social Protection, and others), and connected researchers to government partners interested in running rigorous, policy-relevant evaluations.

 


Highlights
Study

In cities where crime tends to be concentrated in a small number of places, police forces often adopt geography-based approaches to crime reduction. However, increasing policing in one area may...

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Event
On August 29, IPA Colombia in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, the National Planning Department, and the World Bank Group, held a workshop titled: Evidence Dialogue on Small and...
Study

Urban armed groups, especially criminal gangs, are a growing threat to peace and economic growth in cities across the world, and often exert state-like powers such as enforcing contracts, policing...